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Monday, October 31, 2022
Toms & Cardiff Remain Undefeated after Llandovery Win

Brynley Toms and his Cardiff Rugby Football Club teammates held on to maintain their unbeaten start to the season defeating Llandovery 29 – 26.

Llandovery gave league favorites Cardiff a real fight, matching them Try for Try, leading 12 - 10 at half time before falling three points short in a thrilling finale.

An excellent start from Llandovery saw wing Rhodri Wall snatch the ball out of the hands of fly half Dan Fish and lock Sean Moore to send his side into an 11th minute 5-0 lead.

Cardiff reacted to ceding a score but a Fish Penalty and Try from wing Dewi Cross – converted by Fish – swung the game in home favor.

Not for long as when Llandovery forced a close range line out, the forwards forced a Penalty Try with a drive that was illegally brought down.

It was 12 - 10 at half time and although Cross got a second Try, Llandovery stayed ahead with a Try from flanker Stuart Worrall, converted by full back Jack Maynard to get Llandovery into a 19 - 15 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Cardiff were stung into reaction with back rowers Olly Robinson and skipper Morgan Allen prominent but they had to fight tooth and nail to make ground against fine Llandovery tackling.

Former Llandovery hooker Alun Rees eventually struck from a close range line out to get a Try, converted by Fish and when center Joe Goodchild got an outflanking fourth Try – Fish adding the conversion, Llandovery looked out of it, down 29 - 19.

But Euros Evans’s men are nothing but brave and resilient and replacement stalwart, hooker Ricky Guest crashed over, which with Maynard’s Conversion made it 29 - 26.

Cardiff looked shaken and were forced – in desperation – to defend a series of penalties near their own line.

Llandovery could have easily tied the scores at 29-29 but backed themselves for the winning Try.

The referee penalized Cardiff defenders four times for offences five meters out, but there was no yellow card and a host of driving line outs eventually failed when the forwards lost possession with the line at their mercy.
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